NAVI MUMBAI: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) has created yet another history by achieving an all-time high record of container handling in fiscal year 2017-18.
JN Port has handled around 4.82 million TEUs in fiscal 2017-18 as compared to 4.50 million TEUs handled during the last fiscal year, registering an overall growth of 7 percent.
Among all terminals, JNPCT handled 1.482 million TEUs, while APM Terminals Mumbai (GTI) handled 2.019 million TEUs, DP World Nhava Sheva (NSICT) registered a throughput of 0.64 million TEUs and NSIGT handled 0.66 million TEUs in 2017-18. PSA’s Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals, which began its operations in last quarter of current fiscal handled 22,605 TEUs (all figures are till 31st March 2018 – 07:00 hours).
Shri Neeraj Bansal, IRS, Chairman-in-Charge, JNPT recently commented, “The path breaking initiatives of Direct Port Delivery(DPD) and Direct Port Entry(DPE) have started showing results helping in not only reducing transaction cost and time but increasing the overall efficiency of the Port”. He further added, “with a view to aggregate cargo from hinterlands, JNPT is setting up 4 dry ports in Nagpur, Jalna, Sangli and Nashik in Maharashtra which will also actively assist SMEs in promoting their business”.